Celtic are through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup after defeating Partick Thistle 3-2 at Celtic Park on Saturday.
Romping ahead at the top of the Scottish Premiership and having already bagged the Scottish League Cup, the Hoops now have their sights on winning a domestic treble of trophies for the second season in a row.
James Forrest was the goal hero on the afternoon, netting a superb hat-trick to score his 14th, 15th and 16th goals of the season, now just one behind Scott Sinclair as the club’s top scorer so far this term.
While fans were pleased with the win, they were less convinced with the performance and had particular criticism for the defensive showing.
Jozo Simunovic in particular came under fire for his display, the defender failed to adequately deal with the threat of the Jags and was arguably at fault for both goals scored by the visitors.
Some Hoops fans are now fearful about playing the defender against FC Zenit on Thursday in their crucial UEFA Europa League match.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Said before. Simunovic is the weak link for us in defence. Not boyata or the keeper's
— paddy jamieson (@Paddybolo1986) February 10, 2018
Delighted to get thru .. however Dembele invisible, Sinclair not interested in giving 100%, Simunovic liability (to blame for both goals), Lustig not fit (all injuries catching up), DeVries not up to it (Bain surely must get chance), need to man up b4 things slip away 🍀🍀
— Bear (@burns_bear13) February 10, 2018
If Simunovic is the answer, what in Heaven's name is the question?!
— John Gerard Collins (@collinsjg57) February 10, 2018
I see from todays match Simunovic is also incapable of playing on grass, he was brutal, as was Referee and still a malaise in our overall play. Side is deteriorating not improving.
— Henrik Vegamura (@HenrikVegetable) February 10, 2018
What the hell happened to Jozo Simunovic?
Confidence looks shot and his game looks a million miles away from this time last year.
— A Grand Auld Team (@FritzAGrandAuld) February 10, 2018
Simunovic has been an absolute joke this season. He was outstanding last season, how can a player decline so sharply. Lustig is finished. Ajer and Tierney are our defensive saviours. Fear the worst for Wednesday.
— Colin (@colin_ban88) February 10, 2018
Well apart from the first 20 minutes that was rotten. Simunovic an absolute shambles and Dembele and Sinclair still massively under-performing. Thank fuck for James Forrest.
— Paul George Mellon (@PaulGMellon) February 10, 2018
Forrest is player of the season for me. Absolutely brilliant today. Simunovic is an absolutely pathetic defender who should be nowhere near out team. Dembele needs to get his finger out.
— DeathofAttila (@ABurningPride) February 10, 2018
Šimunović getting ragdolled off Conor Sammon bodes well for Thursday night 🙃
— Andrew (@_AndrewAngus) February 10, 2018
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